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The Orr Law Firm speaks at the 2013 CCDB DUI Conference

From April 4 to April 5, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, a statewide organization dedicated to uniting the professionals who serve persons who are accused of committing crimes, convened for an important annual meeting. Named the 2013 DUI Conference and held in Breckenridge, Colorado, this National College for DUI Defense State-approved seminar sought to inform the attorneys and lawyers who practice in this field of the latest developments and legal challenges that can help them mount a more effective defense ... Read More »

Colorado DUI Arrests Increase Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Despite attempts by Colorado law enforcement officials to dissuade drunk drivers from taking to the road over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Heat Is On campaign to encourage sober drivers to get behind the wheel instead, the number of DUI arrests in the Rocky Mountain State rose in 2013. According to reports, a total of 481 drivers were arrested for suspected Colorado DUIs during the three-day enforcement period from March 15 to March 18. This ... Read More »

Colorado Marijuana Laws Causing Legal Issues for Driver’s in Other States

On this blog, we’ve discussed a number of recent developments as they relate to marijuana and DUI law in Colorado, covering the ongoing legislative debate and reviewing how past research is shaping the implementation of future laws. However, the legal uncertainty surrounding legal marijuana in the Rocky Mountain State is now having an impact on those who come to the state for its many tourist attractions, reports say. According to a recent article published by USA Today, out-of-state drivers are ... Read More »

Boulder Police Officers resign after DUI arrest

On February 22, news outlets across the state reported that two Boulder police officers, both of whom had been charged with DUI infractions, had resigned from the department. The officers, a 46-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man, were arrested in December and November of 2012, respectively. Daily Camera indicated that an internal investigation into the alcohol-related traffic crimes recommended that both suspects, who had a combined 20 years of experience in the field, be terminated. However, each officer resigned before ... Read More »

Felony DUI Law coming to Colorado

Introduced in the state’s House of Representatives on February 1 and amended to appropriations with bipartisan support on February 21, House Bill 13-1214 could mean big changes in Colorado DUI law are on the way. Under the existing laws, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor unless it results in injuries or fatalities. This differs sharply from the policies of most other states where repeat offenders can be given felony convictions for incidents that don’t result in any harm. However, the ... Read More »

Amendment 64 and DUID in Colorado

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, state lawmakers are still trying to decide how best to adapt existing laws to the new regulations, and in an attempt to do so, many are striving to balance personal freedoms with public safety. One of the fault lines in the ongoing state legislature debate regarding setting a per se limit for THC is determining where to set the bar for a driving offense that would be comparable to DUIs and DWAIs for alcohol. For example, ... Read More »